What Can You Do With A Major In Finance?
Corporate - Emphasizes financial management of the firm and focuses on financial analysis, planning, control, and formulation and implementation of corporate financial strategy. The objective of this option is to prepare students for careers as financial managers of corporations or other for-profit or non-profit organizations.
Investments - Emphasizes security and portfolio analysis, the trading and creation of the various instruments within the markets, and the management of assets and liabilities. The objective of this track is to prepare students for careers as financial analysts and to begin the preparation of students for the Level I test of the Certified Financial Analysis (CFA) designation.
Real Estate - The objective of this track is to prepare students for careers in the diverse field of real estate. The program is designed to acquaint students with real estate brokerage, management, appraisal, acquisition, lending, and development with particular emphasis on real estate appraisal, finance, and investment.
Typical Career PathsCorporate and Public FinanceBankingInsurancePersonal Financial PlanningReal EstateInvestment BankingMoney ManagementAccounting
(To research these titles and more go to: (Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library.
Years Minimum Experience Needed Positions and/or Master Degree
General Career Directions
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National Average: Entry Level with a
Bachelor’s Degree: $49,000 -From the Spring 2008 NACE Salary Survey (National
Association of Colleges and Employers) Note: starting salaries directly correlate with level of each student's GPA, Internship Experience and professionalism.
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Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships
and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences,
research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and
most importantly job databases.
American Finance AssociationAssociation for Financial Professionals National Association of Personal Financial Advisors Southern Finance Association
http://www.bankjobs.com/ http://www.beyond.com/ http://www.careerbank.com/http://www.efinancialcareers.com/http://www.financemvp.com/ http://www.financialjobbank.com/http://www.financialpositions.com/main/default.asphttp://www.financialservicescrossing.com/http://www.quantfinancejobs.com/
http://www.financialcareerzone.com- Financial careers
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/business-management-programs - includes industry resources, career paths, scholarships, supplemental free online courses, and internship opportunities.
Local Programs -
Master of Business Administration and other related programs
University of North Florida Barry University Florida A&M Florida International University Florida State UniversityUniversity of FloridaUniversity of West Florida
Other resources for
graduate program research
http://www.gradschools.com/ http://www.petersons.com/ http://www.princetonreview.com/
The Coggin College
of Business at the University of North Florida offers a
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.
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